OTR-2013 Global Evangelism
An overview of the biblical and theological foundations for personal, congregational, and mass evangelism, both local and global. Attention will also be given to the mission program of the Church of the Nazarene.
Rev. Edens Elvéus (2018), Theology, Hebrew Scripture, Biblical Languages, and Missiology B.Th. Haiti Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007; M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011; Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, In progress (ABD).
Local Minister, Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene, 2+ years.
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:
- Ability to describe the mission and practice of the Church throughout its history. (CN11)
- Ability to lead evangelistically through preaching, modeling and equipping others. (CP7)
- Ability to lead in discipling and assimilating new converts into the Church. (CP8)
- Ability to prepare and lead discipleship ministries that are biblically sound, age-appropriate, intergenerational, and culturally sensitive. (CP15)
- Ability to understand, appreciate, and work sensitively with cultures and sub-cultures (CX1)
- Ability to identify and apply the principles of cross-cultural communications. (CX2)
- Ability to understand and articulate the biblical, historical, and theological bases for Christian mission. (CX7)
- Ability to describe basic missiological principles and to apply them to the development of ministry in the local church. (CX8)
Charles R. Gailey and Howard Culbertson. Discovering Missions. Kansas City, MO: Nazarene
Publishing House, 2007. 240 pages.
- Gordon Olson and Don Fanning. What in the World is God Doing? The Essentials of Global
Missions: An Introductory Guide. 6th ed update & revised. Forest: Branches
Publications, 2011. Print. 465 pages.
- Oscar Thompson. Concentric Circles of Concern: Seven Stages for Making Disciples. Nashville:
Broadman and Holman, 1999. Print. 203 pages.
Charles “Chic” Shaver. “Basic Bible Studies for New/Growing Christians.” Kansas City:
Beacon Hill Press, 1972. Print.